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TDSAT Delivers Its Judgment in Hathway, Taj TV & Star India dispute

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TDSAT Delivers Its Judgment in Hathway, Taj TV & Star India dispute

The tribunal has instructed Hathway to pay Taj Television for Zee & Turner channels at the rate of Rs 21.50 cost per subscriber (CPS) for the period from April 2014 to July 2014. This excludes the Sports channels, for which Hathway has a  subsisting agreement with Taj Television. With effect from 1st August 14, Hathway has to pay RIO rates to Taj for availing its channels. 

The tribunal has also directed Hathway to pay Star India at the CPS rate of Rs 23.00 for the period from April 2014 to September 2014. TDSAT has additionally directed Hathway to pay a CPS of Rs 4.0 per subscriber for the Star Sports channels. Therefore the total payment to Star would be at a CPS of Rs 27.0 per subscriber. Hathway will have to pay RIO rates to Star w.e.f. 1st October 14 as Star had given an affidavit to the tribunal that they shall be giving channels to all MSOs on RIO basis.

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